The Wijk Chess Express


We still give some impressions from the tournament hall as well as portraits of the players (in an additional gallery).


Previous winners of the Wijk tournament

The tournament hall. The "lighthouses of chess" refer to the nice rooks,
figuratively arranged in the port of Ijmuiden.



Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam and Calle Erlandsson



Not allowed in the playing hall: photoflash, mobiles, loud talking ...
(on the right tournament director Jeroen van den Berg)



Spectators in every niche



Sayings of famous chess masters
(further examples in the gallery at the end)



Judith Polgar, Chess Queen



Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu, the only German
participant (in the Challengers group)



GM John van der Wiel in the commentator room ...


... which was completely full as well.


More photos of the tournament in this gallery.

Photographs © Michael Negele, Wuppertal



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